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7th Dec, 2021

The pharmacies open this bank holiday Monday in Bromsgrove and Northfield and Minor Injury Unit available

PEOPLE needing medical help or advice are being urged to be aware of the pharmacy opening times on the bank holiday Monday, May 31.

In Bromsgrove, Morrisons is open between 9am and 1.30pm and from 2pm to 6pm and Boots, High Street, is available from 10am to 4pm.

Lloyds Pharmacy in Northfield is open from 10am to 4pm.

Local pharmacists can give expert, confidential advice or medicines for minor ailments such as colds, tummy troubles and much more.

Minor Injury Units (MIUs) in Bromsgrove, Evesham, Malvern and Tenbury are open this bank holiday to provide urgent care for anyone with a minor injury.

Staffed by Emergency Nurse Practitioners, the units offer advice and treatment for a variety of injuries including cuts, grazes, wounds, sprains, strains and minor burns.

They are open daily, including bank holidays to treat minor injuries which do not require emergency treatment from an A&E department.

A&E, also known as emergency department should be used to treat major, life-threatening illnesses and injuries only.

Phil Shakeshaft, Matron for Minor Injury Units run by Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is encouraging the public to think about where they go for treatment this weekend, “It is much more appropriate to use a minor injury unit than attend A&E if you have a minor injury this bank holiday.”

“Our highly skilled staff can provide timely advice and treatment for a variety of different minor injuries requiring urgent care, and can be easily accessed by contacting NHS111”.

People can also go to NHS 111 online or call 111, the free NHS Service 24 hours-a-day when it is not an emergency.

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